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SUFFOCATION: New Song Available For Streaming

"As Grace Descends", a brand new song from New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION, can be streamed using the SoundCloud. player below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Pinnacle Of Bedlam", which will be released on February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was handled this time around by Raymond Swanland ...

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SEVENDUST: First 'Black Out The Sun' Teaser Available

The first video teaser for SEVENDUST's ninth album, "Black Out The Sun", can be seen below. Due on March 26, 2013 via the band's 7Bros. Records label (through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group), the CD's first single, "Decay", will be sent to radio and available for download at online retail outlets January 22, 2013. ...

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SUFFOCATION Talks New Album In Video Interview

Loudwire recently conducted an interview with guitarist Guy Marchais and newly appointed drummer Dave Culross of York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION. You can now watch the chat below. SUFFOCATION's new album, "Pinnacle Of Bedlam", will be released on February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was handled this time around by ...

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THE ANSWER Completes Recording New Album

Northern Ireland-based rockers THE ANSWER have finished recording their new album with British producer Toby Jepson, main writer and vocalist with LITTLE ANGELS, who had twelve U.K. Top 40 hits throughout the 90s. Recorded at Vale Studios in the U.K., on one of the oldest 1970s Neve desks, the CD takes the band into a ...

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ASIA Drummer's E. Coli Infection Forces U.K. Tour Cancelation

ASIA, featuring the original lineup of Geoff Downes (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton (lead vocals, bass), has been forced to cancel its 30th-anniversary U.K. tour due to Palmer coming down with a severe case of E. coli. Tickets are refundable from the point of purchase. Affected dates: Dec. 15 - ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: New Audio Interview With REED MULLIN

Mike "Metal" Babins of Galaxie radio recently conducted an interview with drummer Reed Mullin of Raleigh, North Carolina legends CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's new EP, "Megalodon", was released on November 13 via Scion Audio/Visual, (a.k.a. Scion A/V), the in-house record label ...

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DEVILDRIVER Guitarist Interviewed By 'Toronto Metal Music' (Audio)

Toronto Metal Music conducted an interview with guitarist Mike Spreitzer of California metallers DEVILDRIVER on November 24 at the Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can now listen to the chat in two parts below. In a recent interview with Loudwire, DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara stated about the band's split with longtime record label ...

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DEVILDRIVER: New Video Interview With MIKE SPREITZER

Pittsburgh Music Magazine conducted an interview with guitarist Mike Spreitzer of California metallers DEVILDRIVER on November 26 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can now watch the chat below. In a recent interview with Loudwire, DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara stated about the band's split with longtime record label Roadrunner and new deal with Napalm ...

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COMPLETE FAILURE: New Album Details Revealed

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based grindcore activists COMPLETE FAILURE will release their new album, "The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault", on February 19, 2013 (four days earlier internationally) via Season Of Mist. The CD is described in a press release as "the band's tour de force, fusing ferocious speed and aggression with their iconoclastic stance and unwavering vision." ...

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CLOUDSCAPE: 'Before Your Eyes' Video Released

"Before Your Eyes", the new video from Swedish metallers CLOUDSCAPE, can be seen below. The clip was filmed, edited and produced by Raimo Gedda. "Before Your Eyes" comes off CLOUDSCAPE's long-awaited fourth album, "New Era", which was released in the U.S. on September 11 via Nightmare Records CLOUDSCAPE is a melodic power metal band with ...

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LINKIN PARK Gives Away Free Song To StageLight Music Users

On the heels of LINKIN PARK and Open Labs' launch of Windows PC music software StageLight, the band's founder, Mike Shinoda, composed and distributed a brand new song file direct to StageLight users via BitTorrent "as a thank you to all our early adopters." StageLight is designed to give virtually anyone the ability to create ...

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Hungarian Black Metal Documentary To Be Released This Month

A Hungarian black metal documentary, entitled "Attention! Black Metal!", will be released at the end of this month. According to a press release, "This documentary shows symphonic black metal by respected musicians like Fernando Ribeiro and Mike Gaspar (MOONSPELL), Ardek (CARACH ANGREN), Miron Chirva (TVANGESTE), Sakis Tolis (ROTING CHRIST) and many more. Fans, academic people, ...

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DEEP PURPLE: New Songtitles Revealed

According to Classic Rock magazine, British hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE will release their 19th studio album in April 2013. The CD, which was produced by Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, PETER GABRIEL, ALICE COOPER, KANSAS) in Nashville, Tennessee, will contain 13 tracks, including "Out Of Hand", "Hell To Pay", "Weirdistan", "Uncommon Man" ...

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Y&T Frontman Interviewed On 'Rich Davenport's Rock Show' (Audio)

Dave Meniketti of Y&T and KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick were interviewed on the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. Y&T's new live album, "Live At The Mystic", was released on November 23 via Frontiers Records. Following original bassist Phil Kennemore's untimely passing from ...

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HIRAX Signs With SPV/STEAMHAMMER

California thrash metal veterans HIRAX have inked a worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer. The band's new album will be released in September 2013 and will be followed by a world tour. Commented HIRAX frontman Katon W. De Pena: "We are honored to now be a part of the SPV family and we appreciate their total support ...

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SUFFOCATION: 'Pinnacle Of Bedlam' Track Listing Revealed

"Pinnacle Of Bedlam", the new album from New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION, will be released on February 15, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was handled this time around by Raymond Swanland and can be found below. Commented SUFFOCATION bassist Derek Boyer: "This artwork is a perfect portrayal of our music. The cover ...

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SEVENDUST: New Album Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for SEVENDUST's ninth album, "Black Out The Sun", can be seen below. Due on March 26, 2013 via the band's 7Bros. Records label (through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group), the CD's first single, "Decay", will be sent to radio and available for download at online retail outlets January 22, 2013. The ...

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MIKE TERRANA In The Studio With MIDIAN (Video)

Acclaimed drummer Mike Terrana (TARJA, AXEL RUDI PELL, RAGE, YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN, MASTERPLAN) recently entered Studio 12 in Italy with the Italian female-fronted thrash/death metal band MIDIAN to lay down the drum tracks for the group's sophomore album, "Revolution", due in early 2013. A short video clip of Terrana in the studio with MIDIAN can ...

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TESLA's FRANK HANNON Jams With RICK DERRINGER (Video)

In the four-minute clip below, TESLA's Frank Hannon reveals how legendary guitarist Rick Derringer inspired one of the greatest TESLA rock guitar intros ever recorded! Hannon's latest project, "Six String Soldiers", is a collaboration with OF THE EARTH (O.T.E.) members Mike Araiza and Jeff Sandoval. The CD was recorded at Hannon's Sacramento, California home studio ...

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Guitarist Confirms Completion Of New ALICE IN CHAINS Album

According to The Pulse Of Radio, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has confirmed to Guitar World that the band has finished recording its fifth studio album and second without original vocalist Layne Staley. The new disc will follow up 2009's "Black Gives Way To Blue", which ended a 14-year gap between studio efforts for ...

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MASTODON To Contribute New Song To 'Monsters University' Animated Film

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON are writing and recording a song for the upcoming animated film "Monsters University". Due out June 21, 2013, "Monsters University" is the prequel to 2001's "Monsters, Inc." Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles in the prequel as the wise-cracking Mike Wazowski and lovable Sulley. MASTODON contributed several original songs ...

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DISTURBED Frontman Promises 'Huge Guest Performances' On DEVICE's Debut Album

A short video message from DISTURBED and DEVICE frontman David Draiman, taped earlier today (Sunday, December 2) at the Boston Music Awards at the Liberty Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, can be seen below. DEVICE, the new industrial-style project featuring Draiman and former FILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo, will release its first single, "Vilify", in early February. ...

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TOMAHAWK: 'Stone Letter' Video Released

"Stone Letter", the new video from TOMAHAWK, can be seen below. The clip, directed by Vincent Forcier, was filmed during the band's late October tour. TOMAHAWK is the alt-rock supergroup featuring Duane Denison (THE JESUS LIZARD, UNSEMBLE), Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, FANTÔMAS), John Stanier (BATTLES, HELMET) and Trevor Dunn (MELVINS LITE, MR. BUNGLE). "Stone ...

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